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Easter updates: Earth Hour and World Water Day

As we head to the Easter weekend, there are two events concerning environmental issues that MML would like to draw attention to. We strongly encourage all of our staff, students and friends to take part in these initiatives.  

Earth Hour 

Earth Hour, a WWF initiative, is coming up on Saturday 19th March. At 20.30 local time, people all over the world will switch off all non-essential ights for one hour to demonstrate their commitment to Climate Change. There are lots of other things you can do (including changing your profile picture on Facebook to give it a rather jolly lighting effect). You will find lots of information about how you can celebrate Earth Hour here


World Water Day

Hard on the heels of Earth Hour we have World Water Day next Tuesday, March 22nd. This is an initiative of Water Aid, and they’d like us to turn the world blue on Tuesday in order to promote awareness of issues around sustainable and safe water, sanitation and hygiene. Their website is here. Water Aid is the charity for which our heroic Andrew Webber ran his half marathon a couple of weeks ago. It is not too late to donate to this wonderful cause via Andrew’s Just Giving page.

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News and Events

We've won a Silver Green Impact Award for 2021-2022

29 June 2022

We're proud to announce that we've achieved a Silver Green Impact Award for the second year running. We won't stop here and will be going for Gold in 2022-2023! To win our Award, we had to take action and make changes in a variety of areas. For example: We conducted a basic energy audit, to identify ways that we could save...

How do you travel around town?

20 April 2022

Hello! The University is committed to improving its level of sustainability, and at MMLL we’re doing our bit by aiming for the Green Impact silver award again this year. We hope to bring you news on that soon. The rising price of fuel is constantly in the news at the moment, so there’s never been a better time to think...

Welcome back to the Faculty!

28 March 2022

Hello! If you’re venturing back into the Faculty, the MMLL Green Team would like to welcome you with a Covid-cautious cheery wave. It’s been a long time since it felt lively here! Here are our top tips for making your return to the workplace as green as possible. Fancy a brew? Only fill the kettle with the amount of water...